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Word In Your Shell Like Hardcover – Sep 6 2004

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 640 pages
  • Publisher: Collins (Sept. 6 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 000715593X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007155934
  • Product Dimensions: 23.9 x 16.5 x 6.1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 Kg
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,287,160 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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‘Nigel Rees should put a 'feather in his cap' for compiling this entertaining guide. It would make a wonderful gift for anyone who likes to dabble in our language's rich heritage – “just what the doctor ordered”!’
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‘A treasury of stimulating excursions and digressions’ Guardian

--This text refers to the Paperback edition.

About the Author

Nigel Rees is regarded as one of the world authorities on English usage and is the author of over 50 rereference books. His Radio 4 show, Quote…Unquote is one of the longest running quiz shows in the world (since 1974) and his newsletter has a wide and influential circulation.

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Wasn't what I espected Aug. 25 2013
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When buying this book I thought I was going to get phrases that are used in the United States. Instead what this book is about is common phrases from the England.